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Mariah Carey Refusing To Settle Battle With Ex-Assistant Over Alleged $8 Million Extortion Plot

By Ryan Naumann

Mariah Carey isn’t backing down from her legal battle against the former employee she accuses of secretly filming her without permission.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Carey and her ex-assistant, Lianna Shakhnazaryan, have informed the court they have been unable to resolve their issues.

The two attended two separate mediation dates in an attempt to avoid a court trial in their dueling lawsuits. The lawyers informed the judge, “The parties were unable to resolve these matters.” The parties will start preparing for trial due to no-deal being worked out.

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The case was originally brought by Cary against Shakhnazaryan who she accused of attempted blackmail. She claims Shakhnazaryan filmed “intimate videos” of her without her knowing and then tried to extort her for $8 million dollars with the tapes.

Lianna filed a separate lawsuit against Carey accusing her of wrongful termination.

Recently, the singer rushed to court pleading with a judge to shut down her ex-assistant’s attempt to get her medical records. Carey explained Shakhnazaryan fired off subpoenas to her personal documents seeking her private medical records.


She argued, “the subpoena seeks Mariah’s private medical records and testimony regarding Mariah’s medical records, both of which are irrelevant to the subject matter of this action or the determination of any motion made in this action. Rather, the subpoena is nothing more than an improper attempt to embarrass and harass Mariah.”

A judge shut down her motion and allowed the former employee to obtain certain medical records.

In her lawsuit, Mariah said she hired Lianna as her assistant in 2015. She says Shakhnazarian “turned out to be a grifter, a Peeping (Tom)asina and an extortionist. “ She is seeking $5 million in damages. Lianna has denied all allegations of wrongdoing and argued any mental or emotional injuries Mariah suffered were caused by her own behavior.

Both cases are ongoing.

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